By Julie Kirch
Learning Bridge Chairman
How much gas and money does it take for Gina Kelly to be with us at the Learning Bridge Charter School? This question is an appropriate one for the students at
Learning Bridge would like to announce Kelly as our focus teacher for the month of February.
Gina comes to us from Cedar City, Utah. Her and her husband Dean have three daughters. She literally drives in every Monday morning and goes back to Cedar City for the weekend. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated individual teaching our third graders.
Kelly has been with us since the beginning of our first year. She had great faith in our ability to open our doors. She drove over for the interview and took a tour of our building, in June. Reconstruction of the school had not yet begun.
Kelly exhibits such great enthusiasm as she teaches. Students are excited about the places she takes them via the Core Knowledge Curriculum. On any given day if you walk into the building you will see Kelly’s class engaged in book clubs in the common area. Children are reading to one another, exchanging their ideas about the book. Kelly stated she finds working with the science kits really engages her students and causes them to ask those important questions. She has raised the bar for our third graders. Not that she expects everyone to be on the same page but she expects the students to do their best and to excel at their level. She strives to make sure her students are always growing academically and socially.
She is also the art teacher for Kindergarten through third grade. Kelly also teaches the afterschool program a couple weeks per month. Learning Bridge is so glad she is part of our school family.